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years. i recently discussed wallace and the bomb at one of his glasses and we ended up talking for about an hour, hour-and-a-half. wallace was a key to the link -- would we have dropped the bomb? that is the origin mess. still my daughter, in a good school, a private school, is learning that we dropped the bomb because we had to. the japanese were fanatic, and we would have lost many lives taking japan. there is an alternative to that story. strategically, it made no sense. >> why? >> the japanese were already defeated. they were looking for a way out of the war. the united states knew they were defeated. there was a a telegram from the japanese emperor asking for peace. everybody knew that they were defeated and looking for a way out. the people who knew that the best were the russians because the russians were asked to intervene on their behalf and get them better surrender terms. once the russians invaded, that undermined both their diplomatic strategy and their military strategy. that is what really ended the war. we had already been bombing japanese cities. we firebombed over 100 ci
to study mistakes than victories. one of the mistakes was in 1944 with henry wallace who did not rise to the level of leadership he should have. sprain whyexplain why this is pivotal moment. >> he knew we were he had haded toward a war with fascist and the convention refused to give him wallace. they wrote a letter that said we have one conservative in the united states, we don't need two. he was going to turn down the nomination for a third term. but he got wallace, vice president from '41 to '45. the conservatives in the party the party wanted to get wallace off the ticket because he was too progressive. he talked about the century of the common man the worldwide people's revolution, ending imperialism and colonialism. he was an incredible visionary with a heart. he wanted to change the world. they brought in harry truman to replace him. but in that convention there was a poll who they wanted on the ticket as vice president 65% said they wanted henry wallace. 2% said they wanted harry truman. they would hold the convention in a way that they would be able to get truman. they were co
talking to governor wallace, and he doesn't want anymore bloodshed, and what would would appreciate it if you would do would be to take your troops, walk on to the bridge, and when the troopers say stop, kneel, pray, sing, and then you turn around and lead them back. and we have assurances from the governor, george wallace, the segregationist governor of alabama, that his people will be restrained. king said to the federal officials, i have no idea whether i can pull that off. i'm under tremendous pressure to do this march and to carry it to its ultimate ending. but he said, i'll try. and collins then raced back to where the troopers were, all the while president johnson, attorney general katzenback are on live phones in the white house getting moment-by-moment reports of what is going on. collins rushes back to the troopers, and as he promised king, he stands in the line -- in front of the line of troopers with his arms up, saying, any troopers who attack these people will come through me. well, it worked. and johnson took a lot of heat. king took a lot of heat. both of them were c
this figure, henry wallace and how he could have been president in 1944, but he was bumped by the political bosses. that led, of course, to the decision by chairman. that became the origin for a documentary or movie. he wrote a script. .. >> the book, we decided this is getting very serious. we know i'm going to be called on this because of my background in making movies. this was part fiction, part fantasy, but we decided to go ahead and go with this book. peter took over the book. i was running the film, and we were crossbreeding all the time and checking each other constantly. but i took about four and a half, five years now. that's where we are today thank you that was pretty thorough. we have been friends for the altered since 1996. then we decide record to go ahead with this project. i've had a sabbatical, thought it was going to be a "60 minutes" documentary. now a 10 adversaries. what i thought was going to take one semester ended up taking four years, four and a half years so it's been a big project. it's important for us to have the book because i was surprised how little informat
goes to washington" which we quoted in our series, we compare him to henry wallace, a jimmy stewart character. all of these people were outed after the late '40s. they were embarrassed by their credits that they received in the '30s. and there were committees set up in washington to drive all the so-called hollywood communists out of hollywood. they were awful on the policies. walt disney, the legends, they were horribly people what they did to the workers of hollywood, actors and labor. we went through a heavily communist era. the first film about the atomic bomb was called "the githing of the end" i think it was called. it was started an an anti-bomb movie and by the time it got through truman administration and all the regulatory agencies in hollywood, it was turned into the bomb is a necessary thing type of movie. this went on, john wayne, he fought communists. >> do you think that's -- how would you characterize if someone came here from another country and had no experience with hollywood and they said what are the politics like of hollywood? >> i think it would be very relaxe
. that is the in visibility relative invisibility of henry a part wallace. it seems to me an interesting situation because there is soviet documentation indicating strongly that wallace was regularly reporting to the kremlin in 1945, and 46 in the truman administration cabinet, as secretary of commerce but one thing i came up with with regard to the 1948 campaign was the frustration of a secret effort that kennan and general marshall made to approach the soviets about the possibility of negotiation and that was blown wide open in a way that strongly suggest contact between wallace and the kremlin at the time wallace was running on a progressive party ticket for president. i asked myself, who is the real hero in this story, in this whole history? someone who has gotten a bad rap so far in the whittaker chambers/alger hiss case and got a bad rap from george kennan, the president of the united states, franklin d. roosevelt who for whatever reason, and we may never know the reason, dumped wallace from the ticket in 1944 and sent him on an inspection trip to siberia where he confused the lags with collective f
to ask an institution and the portal neighborhood, ruth wallace, if you could please come up. [cheering and applauding] >> it is, it is my honor, our honor to present today what i think is one of the most important ones. every award here is important. but we're recognizing the work of a young person, and i think that any time that we involve young people in this effort you know that not only are you making a difference today, but you're actually making a difference for the future. and on a side note, i'd have to say that i'm very proud as the district 9 supervisor, that includes the portola, because so many of the awards are going to that amazing neighborhood, the portola. [cheering and applauding] >> i think the award here is the come back neighborhood. i'm so proud. anyway, let me talk about the following and i'll turn it over to ruth. this is our youth neighborhood leader award to jack ollenger. i don't know if jack can please stand and come up. let me tell you a little about jack. [cheering and applauding] >> jack ollenger, he is 12 years old. he's been a tremendous help to the port
of henry wallace. this is, it seems to me a really interesting situation. because there is soviet documents station indicating very strongly that wallace was readily reporting to the kremlin am certainly in 1945 and 46 when still in the truman administration cabinet come at this point as secretary of commerce. but also one thing that i came up with with regard to the 1948 campaign is the frustration of a secret effort that currency and general marshall had made to who should approach the service about the possibility of negotiation, and that was blown wide open in a way that strongly suggests contact between wallace and the kremlin at the time that wallace was running on the progressive party ticket for president, third party ticket for president. so i asked myself, you know, who is the real hero in this story, in this whole history. someone who's gotten a bad rap so far in the hole whittaker chambers alger hiss case and some who got a bad rap from george f. kennan come but it is the president of the united states, franklin d. roosevelt, who, for whatever reason i'm and we may never know th
invisibility. it seems to be an interesting situation. to show that wallace was regularly reporting to the kremlin in 1945 and 46 with the truman administration as secretary of commerce. but also with the 1948 campaign, the frustration that general marshall had made to approach the soviets of negotiation that was blown wide open that suggest wallace and the kremlin running on the progressive party ticket for president. who is the real hero? with the whole history? someone who has got in a bad rap is whittaker chambers alger hiss case and also the president of united states franklin d. roosevelt, who for whatever reason, we may never know, ed dropped wallace from the ticket 1944 and sent him on the inspection trip to siberia. [laughter] that he confused the gulag with the farm. but to play the game somebody should write the counterfactual novel. assume roosevelt does not drop wallace from the ticket and wallace becomes president of the united states at the time this breaks loose. what would have happened at that point*? why don't more people talk about this? >> one more question. wit
. joining us from washington is senior political analyst brit hume. yesterday i you told chris wallace that you think hillary clinton should not be described as that great secretary of state. why? >> well, first of all, it's no, not easy to be a great secretary of state. foreign policy is a province really of the president. the secretary of state is the person who is his emissary and he is expected to direct the diplomats to carry it out. so that's point one. point 2 is, that she has worked very hard. she has traveled all over the place. set some record, some 112 countries. the list of achievements that can be attributed to her is not long and is not major. i mean, how well is the reset with russia worked out which she was very much involved in starting? how are things between arabs and israelis? closer to peace than before? how about iran? north carolina? their nuclear weapons programs. have they been retarded, held back, halted? no, i don't think so. so you look around for a clinton doctrine, has she articulated as kind of a foreign policy intellectual, a new way of thinking, a compr
oprah winfrey. >>> and we'll remember two television giants. mike wallace of "60 minutes" and steve sabol of nfl films. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the bill as amended is pass zbld the senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to avert the fiscal cliff. >> this temporary agreement keeps income tax rates steady for most americans, limiting tax hikes to households making more than $450,000. >> i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> president obama encouraged the house to pass it right away. >> if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second. >>> it has not been a great start to the new year for hillary clinton. >> she's undergoing treatment for a blood clot in the head between the brain and the skull. >> she didn't have a stroke. she didn't have a seizure. the prognosis is excellent. >>> an estimated 1 million people in times square. >> revelers welcomed in the new year with celebrations around the world. around 100,000 people in hong kong. fire
wallace. good morning. >> good morning to you, jamie. >> that is a powerful debate that little snippet. i know we are going to learn more. given the fact that the administration the vice president act unilaterally on that do you get the sense that the opinions will matter. >> yeah. >> the things you can do by executive action or regulation are really on the margins. you can do stuff to make enforcement tougher more sharing of information for background checks things like that. the big things people are talking about ban on assault weapons or limits on these high capacity magazine that is carry 30 rounds or 100 rounds. universal background checks. you can't do anything like that. let me give you two amazing statistics this week in preparing for the show. in the last election cycle the nra contributed $20 million to candidates running for federal office. the gun control people 4,000 dollars. and in this new congress, 50 percent more than half of the members of new congress get an a rating from the nra. the gun control people even in the wake of newtown even with a lot of presidential effort
neighborhood is when we decided we were going to have a new branch library. ruth wallace came up with the idea of a garden tour and a lot of us thought, a garden tour? our neighborhood? who is going to come? well, we had every -- we've done it for six years. every year we've grown incrementally. after the first two years of raising money for the library -- there's our new library -- we then it was such a great community builder that we recently decided to keep wanting to volunteering and do it. we established a scholarship at city college for the horticultural department. and we have just gone gangbusters. we get good press and we get to see everybody's neighbor -- all our neighbors' gardens. because of the way san francisco s you get to be veuyer because usually you have to go through their garage or their house to see the gardens. and ruth gets known through the neighborhood because she's constantly peeking over fences and leaving fliers in people's mailboxes saying, do you want to be on the garden tour, and all this sort of thing. but anyway, so, we've -- just to show you how much the neigh
remember george wallace standing and locking the doors at the university of alabama keep them from coming in and so sure you fast forward to the day. they basically told martin luther king jr. agitator, disturbing the peace now the book is about mom's life from alabama and dad's life together is now being published by university of alabama press. on june 11th is when george wallace locked the doors in 1960, i think 63. the irony is that june 11th is the same day that scott bagley passed. >> what is the last conversation that you had with your father -- with your mother? >> the last 1i don't remember literally my last conversation. my mother had a stroke in august of 2005 and from that point forward she didn't talk a lot. i don't remember the exact conversation. i remember the sunday before she had a stroke on tuesday, that some day i was in the bahamas and i called her to let her know that i've gotten there and was checking to make sure that she was okay. she had a minor stroke two weeks before. so always checking to make sure things were okay and i asked if she would sign this paper work
that have helpee to shape our future... future... mike wallace / jouunalistdavy jones / monkees singersun myung moon / unification church fouuderppyylis dillee / comedienne tonyyscott / director marie colvin / journalistandrew breitbart / publisher and blogger helee gurley brown / cosmopolitan editoo-in-chiefadam "mca" yauch / beastie oys rapper dunnee / boxing trainero sheeman hhmsley /actor eenesttborgnine / actoryitzhak shamir / former israeli prime ministtr arthur ochs sulzberger / new york times publisherdick clark / television hoot neil armssrong / astronnutsally ride / astronautmaurice sendak /"where the wild things are" authorwhitney houston / singerandy griffitt / actorrrchard daason / family feud hostlarry hagman / aatorhector camacho / boxer ettt james singerdon corneeius / soul traii host arlen specter / former senatoo (d-pa)andy williams /singer ddnna summer / singer jenni rivera /singer dave brubeck / 3 jazzzmusicianravi shaanar / mmssiian and composernora ephron / wriier and director rodney king / civil righhs activist steve saboll/ nfl films fouuderrobin ibbb/ b
for steven anthony jones and gregry wallace. it's interesting that gregory wallace, an african american man, was supposed to play mr. oge, an excentric neisei who likes literature. i thought it would be an interesting thing to do. but after a while we did a reading and we realized as good an actor as gregory is, it was pushing his limits for him to play a japanese american character in the late 40's. >> i imagine him as being much older. >> in the course of writing the play and using various actors, he became younger. this chinese actor is more like a character in his mid to late 30's, excentric, a career bachelor who is into russian literature and who fashions himself kind of patterned after the japanese artists of the 30's and 40's. he has round sort of glasses and a braid. but getting back to the question of creating characters, for example african american characters, i'm also caution -- i had written another play called johann that was about an african american gi and a japanese wife that got married in post war japan. i wrote that play 20 years ago. i wouldn't do it for about 8 years
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